[sane-devel] Canon Support for Scanning -- Not!

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 16:34:03 UTC 2015

On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 12:17 PM, Michael Shigorin <mike at altlinux.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 07, 2015 at 09:38:56AM -0400, Alan McConnell wrote:
>> Thank you for contacting Canon product support.
>> Scanning is not supported using Linux.
>> Sincerely,
>> Technical Support Representative
> Yup, they do printer drivers but don't seem to be involved in
> SANE backends at all... which ends up in "half-supported" state
> for multifunction devices, *officially* (albeit YMMV).
> Wish it would change (e.g. following hp's approach).

I would prefer that manufacturers would not write their own drivers,
but rather make protocol documentation available to the community.

"well, I stand up next to a mountain- and I chop it down with the edge
of my hand"

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